Gil Bashe
Gil Bashe

Finn Partners managing partner, global health Gil Bashe is moderating a Dec. 8 webinar focused on ethics, the biopharma industry and whether the sector can regain the high reputation it once had. “Ethics in the Business of Healthcare,” which is being presented by the Galien Foundation and Jerusalem Ethics Forum, will feature a discussion with four major players on the health innovation landscape: AstraZeneca (producer of one of the COVID-19 vaccines now moving toward FDA review) and Certara board member Sheri McCoy; Flagship Pioneer (which funds Moderna, the developer of another of those vaccines) chief medical officer Dr. Michael Rosenblatt; Microsoft chief science and medical officer Dr. Junaid Bajwa; and Mel Spigelman, CEO of TB Alliance, which is developing vaccines for tuberculosis in developing nations. The webinar runs from noon to 1 p.m. To register for the webinar, click here.

MMGY Travel

MMGY Travel Intelligence and Enlightn Strategies are partnering on a Dec. 2 webinar that will examine the role cannabis tourism can play in the travel industry’s road to recovery from the impact of COVID-19. Led by MMGY Travel Intelligence EVP of insights & strategy Chris Davidson and Enlightn Strategies president Brian Applegarth, the webinar will go over the findings from “Cannabis Tourism: Opportunities, Issues & Strategies,” a report that analyzes survey data collected from 1,500 Americans interested in cannabis tourism activities. Topics of discussion include safety considerations and wellness tourism. For more information on the event, which gets underway at 1 p.m., or to register, click here.


The Institute for Public Relations is presenting a free virtual event on Dec. 2. The IPR 2020 Virtual Research Symposium will share research and insights on topics including the future of work, business ecosystems, how COVID-19 impacts communications and diversity. Presenters will include Prudential Financial chief communications officer Lauren Day and vp & head of strategy, global communications Alan Sexton, as well as speakers from Salesforce, AIA Group, The Wakeman Agency, Taylor Bennett Heyman and the University of Florida. IPR says that the event is its way of thanking those who have supported the organization over the past year. To register for the event, which runs from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., click here.